Friday, September 20, 2013
As much as sunny summer days are lovely, the thought of 40+ temperatures (104+F) in the coming summer make me want to emigrate to Scotland. HOWEVER, as we are yet to reach such extremes (it is pouring down here in Melbourne), i can still enjoy the finer aspects that an Australian summer shall offer.
So when i saw this amazing house (and garden and owners) on The Design Files, all the lovely sunny summer emotions swept over me. I LOVE THIS PLACE! I love how it seems to exude coolness (both in temperature and in character). I couldn't imagine that anyone living in those blue and white rooms could ever suffer from heat exhaustion!
And the garden is such a lovely combination of refreshing greenery, crisp sunlight and cooling white.
I work close to where this couple live, so i may just be knocking on their door come the scorching heat of February, begging them to let me stay. Seriously.
As someone who is on the market for a nice outside dining setting, i can honestly say that this one is the best i've seen! If only IKEA sold it...
I love patterned tiles in kitchens. None of that boring glass splashback crap!
I'm thinking Jerry Seinfeld's parents condo in Florida!
How amazing is this vanity?!
Mr. and Mrs. Kagan. Too cute!
All images from The Design Files
Saturday, August 31, 2013
A grainy recap of life this past month...
considering rag rugs
admiring pretty wire baskets (buckets? bins?)
terrible light, soz, but trying on tops in Country Road. Liked this top. Didn't like its price tag. I'll just have to sew one for this coming summer
chocolate sardines! each great on their own, even better combined!
Agatha hanging out
fabric shopping. this was during The Fabric Store's 50% off sale, so silk suddenly became soooo affordable!
LOVED this green rayon by Lisa Ho. alas, as per tag, remained $35 per metre. maybe next time.
ended up getting a couple of metres of this peachy pink crepe. done nothing with it yet, but envisioning a drapey dress for summer
contemplating growing out my fringe and getting hair cut this short next time
i attended a protest march! my father has been locked out (with 75 others) from the power station he works at. i went along because i never have attended one before (and probably never will again)
i did get a free t-shirt out of it though! it reads ENERGY UNAUSTRALIA. also pictured are the first pair of runners i've owned in five years! please don't be fooled by exercise gear get-up, as after this was taken, i had a cup of tea and a chocolate biscuit and read my book on the couch. dead comfy, i have to say!
found this lovely little book at the uni library the other day. russian in a wonderfully folky and idealised way. shame reality isn't quite like this
and this is generally how i roll - couch, book, cat.
I voted! Early. Lesson learned last election when i was in a line for over an hour.
Dinner with a friend. Yumo!
Lovely flowers, lovely tea (and cup), horrible study.
My new garden!
Some 'Pet Grass', parsley, rosemary and some flowering succulent (is it just me, or are some succulents really freaky looking??)
Maiden hair fern, another (soon to be) flowering succulent and mint!
I'm really growing up now, what with being a responsible pet AND plant owner!
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Sorry, don't mean to repeat content but i couldn't not share with you my recent acquisition! My very own slice of Marimekko!
I picked them up from a wonderful shop in Barwon Heads called Kiitos (according to the lovely shop owner, this means 'Thank you' in Finnish). I seriously love this shop. It is full of wonderful homewares, in bright colours and great designs. If anyone is heading down that way, they SERIOUSLY need to check out this place!
And the owner even threw in a free stack of matching napkins!
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Summer isn't my favourite season (correction: Australian summer), but if someone was offering me a Swedish summer house, in the Stockholm archipelago, well then, it really would be rude of me to refuse!
Such a house would/could/should resemble something like the beauty displayed below. Simple, refined and elegant in all of its concrete-y glory. Oh and that view! Mannn that view.
I'll move in tomorrow, thanks.
All images (and more) from www.dezeen.com
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Mannn i LOVE Ari Seth Cohen's blog Advanced Style. I can't remember how i stumbled across it, a few years ago, but i am so glad i did. These women (and sometimes men) are fabulous! I just hope when i reach an advanced age, i'll be just as stylish as they are!
So here are just a couple of snaps of a fine lady named Christina Viera, today wearing pink Comme des Garcons, and totally owning it too!
Images from here